Thoughts on the Buffalo Shooting

Note for this post: When I say “we” I am referring to other white Americans. I typically feel compelled to write something after a mass shooting. They are so frequent that it has become routine. Writing is my salve. The way to get all the thoughts competing for space out of my head. Sometimes theyContinue reading “Thoughts on the Buffalo Shooting”

Can We Stop with the Weight-Loss Programs on Real Housewives?

There are few things I live for more than a new Real Housewives season. The season 14 premiere of Real Housewives of Atlanta did not disappoint, but RHOA’s Drew Sidora’s new weight-loss program storyline certainly did. (Note: To be clear, Drew is not the only housewife to have a weight-loss program. Who can forget TeddiContinue reading “Can We Stop with the Weight-Loss Programs on Real Housewives?”

The Guy Who Ghosted Me

“Forget this college tour, let’s get home so I can go on a date.” I don’t always make the best decisions. It was the winter of 2008-ish. I was newly 21, newly unenrolled from Emerson College (take care of your mental health before you become anxious about odd numbers, dump your long distance boyfriend hoursContinue reading “The Guy Who Ghosted Me”

Mrs. Potato Head is an Assassin

Memory can be a fickle thing, but there are a few things I know for certain: I definitely slayed as that weird 9-year-old singing Sheryl Crow at her school’s talent show. The Sox trading Nomar Garciaparra was the most painful moment of my life. Mrs. Potato Head tried to murder me at 3.5 years ofContinue reading “Mrs. Potato Head is an Assassin”

9/11: Thoughts 20 Years Later

The further removed we get from 9/11, the more I struggle to find the right words to talk about it. Hell I’ve restarted this post at least half a dozen times – metaphorically crumbling up yet another draft and tossing it into the garbage bin. I can’t talk not talk about it. But what isContinue reading “9/11: Thoughts 20 Years Later”

We Weren’t Hysterical; We Were Right

This morning as I woke up to the news I had expected, Roe essentially overturned, but distressed nonetheless. The first thing I thought of was not my daughters. Because my daughters will be fine. Even if they ended up pregnant one day and didn’t want to be, we have access. We could pay for anContinue reading “We Weren’t Hysterical; We Were Right”

Are the Parents from The Parent Trap the Worst Movie Parents Ever?

Recently I’ve been introducing my girls to the Disney canon of classic films. First up was The Parent Trap (the ’90s remake, LiLo for life), which I definitely hormonally sobbed my way through. The slow motion reuniting of each twin with their absentee parent, the zaddy-ness of Dennis Quaid at his snackiest, the comedic geniusContinue reading “Are the Parents from The Parent Trap the Worst Movie Parents Ever?”

It’s (Not) About the Jean Jacket

I’ve spent the past 24 hours absolutely frozen with indecision…over which jean jacket to keep. Yes, I am hyper-focused on two jean jackets – one light wash, one dark wash – that I recently purchased. I don’t know which one to keep. I’ve held polls, focus groups (ok it was my brother’s girlfriend and myContinue reading “It’s (Not) About the Jean Jacket”